Time Out says
Featured on the cover art of Figure 8, this swirling mural became an unofficial memorial to Elliott Smith after the singer-songwriter’s death. Following some bouts with tagging, the wall has been looking pretty good, with remembrance messages still popping up on the mural’s tight red, white and dark blue stripes. In 2016, the a large swirling section of the mural was removed from the building’s exterior and relocated inside as part of the now-shuttered Bar Angeles. The space has since been converted into lauded Filipino spot Ma’am Sir; though the interior mural still exists, it’s currently covered by a woven fixture.